Community Input Sought on Land Use Near Preston and Northwest Highway

Preston Center

The intersection of Preston Road and Northwest Highway is a crossroads at a crossroads. With its proximity to University Park and Preston Hollow, the commercial district is a stone’s throw from many of Dallas’ finest homes. The clout of the homeowners in those neighborhoods is one big reason why two projects that would have brought more density to the area have been put on hold. (Meanwhile, there’s the question of what Mark Cuban plans to do with all of his nearby properties.)

In the wake of all this hubbub, officials with the City of Dallas and the North Central Texas Council of Government are going to put together the “Preston Road and Northwest Highway Land Use Study.” (Dallas has a long history of such studies.) Jennifer Staubach Gates, who represents the nearby Dallas neighborhoods on the City Council, has invited her constituents to a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 30 at University Park United Methodist Church.

According to said invitation, the study will have three components:

1. The appropriate land-use intensity and mix

2. The appropriate content-sensitive design for the transportation system

3. The necessary transportation operational improvements involving pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles.

Gates’ invitation says a presentation will be followed by a discussion of ways for you to participate in the study. See you there?

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